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“Great dining every visit”
Review of Sorrento's Bistro

Sorrento's Bistro
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Ranked #8 of 48 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: This is an upscale bistro with a strong accent for Italian. This family business involves 3 generation of family owned and operated, with the 30 year anniversary approaching. We thank all of our local customers, and look forward to the new ones.
Brentwood, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great dining every visit”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We dine at Sorrento's every year on a weekend trip to Banner Elk. The atmosphere is lively, classy and fun. This visit was over the busiest weekend of the year and they seated our party of 8 in a remote room with half a dozen other tables. The remote room is quieter than the main dining room which was perfect for a big table. Food and wind, as always, was very good. Service was excellent.
Thanks again, Sorrento's

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
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234 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
“Good Food with some Funky Artwork”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Good food. It was fresh and well presented. However, a good meal is only as good as the service and the service here was pretty bad. Had reservations but still waited 20 minutes. Our waiter didn't show up for another 10 minutes. When he did show up he had to come back for our drink order which left us just sitting for another 15 minutes. There were no specials that night and the waiter couldn't really describe the menu items. Overall, it was about 1-1/2 hours of waiting and staring at funky artwork for sale of Jimmy Hendricks that just didn't fit in.

  • Visited February 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian experience”
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

Our family enjoyed an excellent Italian meal at Sorrento's last night. The service was great along with the food. We found the portions to be more than we could eat, even the kids meals had large portions. We were seated in a separate dining room accessible from another outside door. Our dining room was quiet. We would definitely return to Sorrento's if in the area again.

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Knoxville, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sorrento's - Great dining”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Enjoyed having dinner at Sorrento's Bistro this past week during our visit to Sugar. Love their delicious garlic butter piping hot rolls. Great atmosphere with soft music playing in the background. Low lighting- a great place for families or intimate dinner with your special loved one. Loved seeing all the local art work displayed on the walls. Great cheesecake. Great bistro!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Cramerton, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Visit every time we come to Banner Elk”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We go to Banner Elk several times a year from Charlotte, NC and we dine here every time. Great food, casual atmosphere, great service. Stop outside around the fire afterward. Have been for lunch and dinner. Never a disappointing meal.

  • Visited November 2013
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